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Lilian Bailey O.B.E.
Deep-Trance Medium
Lilian Bailey was a deep trance medium who gave supreme survival evidence to many notable personalities in the 20th-Century. Kings and Princes consulted her because of her remarkable gift which allowed her spirit-self to leave its mortal shell and thus allow a communicator from the next world to take temporary control of it; after this, bereaved statesmen and people who had held high office were now able to speak directly to their loved ones whom they had left behind on the Earth.

Lilian Bailey is one of a handful of gifted 20th-Century British mediums who were responsible for Spiritualism becoming a State-recognised religion, owing to the impression that the stunning quality of her survival evidence made on all who witnessed it.

Her many clients included "The World's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, filmstar of the silent screen; Hollywood actress Merle Oberon, of Wuthering Heights fame; the inimitable Mae West; one of Canada's greatest Premiers, Mr MacKenzie King - and even members of the British Royal Family benefited from her gifts.

One night Lilian was approached by a lady who asked her if she would give a consultation "to a group of VIPs" in London. She agreed, even though she had to be blindfolded in the limousine, and then secretly driven to a mystery venue.

Lilian was ushered into a building and invited to sit down. She thought she heard a rustling of skirts at this time; then, still unable to see, she fell into trance...

After the seance, upon removing the blindfold she discovered that she was seated in an elegant drawing-room before Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, and other immediate members of the British Royal Family.

Lilian learned that during her deep-trance state, the late King George VI had controlled her and spoken again to his devoted Queen Consort, Elizabeth - and this was to be the first of many such seances by royal command.

The Queen Mother was so impressed with Lilian Bailey's mediumship that, as a token of appreciation for allowing her to commune again with her beloved Bertie, she took a gold brooch from her dress and presented it to Lilian, saying, 'It is of no real value. We own very little jewellery ourselves - it all belongs to the Nation. But I would like you to accept this.' (A strange statement to make, coming from a member of one of the world's wealthiest families.)

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,
the late Queen Mother,

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who lived to be 101 years old.

King George VI, of course, knew all about mediums when he was alive. When his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, had told him that he had visited mediums to seek evidence of his wife's survival after death, the King was not shocked - in fact he was quite supportive and remarked, "My family are no strangers to Spiritualism."

Queen Victoria had regularly sat with her personal medium, and extremely close friend, John Brown.


Lilian had two main spirit-controls or spirit guides. The first was a young soldier named William Hedley Wootton, an ex-Grenadier Guards' Captain who had been killed in France in 1914-18 War. From beyond death, William gave his mother's full name and address, and a letter from his parents in Boston, USA, verified his existence. Lilian also obtained a spirit photograph of her guide via the mediumship of William Hope.

The second control was a delightful little Cingalese girl who liked to be called 'Poppet'.

When asked about what her mediumship had taught her, Lilian Bailey replied:

'I am so sure that life goes on after death. It is not a hope - it is an absolute conviction. There is no question in my mind that we shall meet, and be with, those whom we love.'

You can search the web for, and then read, Lilian Bailey's life-story which is now out-of-print - it's called Death is Her Life (written by W.F. Neech, and published by Psychic Press in 1957).

There is another Lilian Bailey book, called: Teachings Through the Mediumship of Lilian Bailey, compiled by Marjorie Aarons
ISBN 0 7212 0832 0
(Regency Press Ltd)


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